Every adult's life comes to a point when the allure of living alone becomes irresistible. It's the last item on the checklist of achievements that signifies complete freedom. Despite having all of the necessary documents in hand, many people are still hesitant to make the transfer.
Contrary to popular assumption, solitude can actually help a person develop. We spoke with a few solo dwellers to learn more about the benefits of living alone and to obtain their tips on how to do it properly.
The financial hardship that comes with living alone is the most common reason why individuals avoid it. Contrary to popular belief, choosing a home that places you close to your employment and all of your practical needs is really more practical in the long run. Sharmaine, who has been living alone for three years, shares her thoughts: '' I find it more cost-effective because everything is within walking distance of my home—I don't have to spend as much money on transportation as I did when I was renting [or living with my parents] and commuting.”
Rather than squandering your money on rent and transportation, you can begin putting it toward purchasing a unit that you will someday own. “I thought that renting is somehow a waste of money when I can start investing in a space of my own,” says Michael, who has been living alone for five years.
If you've chosen to invest in a property but aren't sure where to begin, Sharmaine advises, "If you have the time and funds to spare, buy a unit at the building's pre-selling stage so you can still acquire the unit you want at a much lower price." It's a good deal, especially with home developers offering discounts and flexible payment plans, as well as banks offering cheaper interest rates.
Living alone implies you'll be responsible for all of your basic duties. It will take a lot of effort, but you will gain valuable knowledge along the way. “Living separately helps you to become more self-reliant and disciplined, especially with money,” Jayson, who has been living on his own for two years, says.
Managing your finances is a skill that can only be learned through practice. Solo living is a good place to start if you want the whole experience. “Living alone taught me how to manage my money better. It pays to start saving and investing as soon as possible. Taking out a mortgage in my early twenties was no laughing matter, but it taught me how to handle my money,” Sharmaine explains.
Sense of Independence
When you live alone, you'll have to do a lot of adulting, but you'll also have greater flexibility. “I have complete control over my schedule. Jayson explains, "I perform my housework and other tasks at my own leisure, with no pressure."
Having your own room provides you complete control over your schedule, time, and space. It helps to have a space for productivity if you're a creative professional like Michael. “As for myself, my goal is to work in a peaceful environment that encourages productivity. He claims that he has plenty of time to organize his thoughts, manage his to-do list, and utilize his "creative space."
Air Residences by SMDC is a terrific option for young professionals who are ready to fly solo. With its great position in Makati City, you have unrestricted access to your workplace and other establishments. You can have your own room to unwind after a long day at work, yet shopping, restaurants, and nightlife are all close by if you want to socialize. With a wide range of units and amenities, there's something for everyone. You'll have plenty of area to grow and prosper.